Is There a Guitar You Secretly Lust After

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  1. Lord_Ingipz

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    Boy how much was that back in 57?
     
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    Is that all steel hollow body, like a Silver Surfer guitar,, looks so Sweet!
     
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    I secretly lust after 80% of the guitars out there.

    *crap*

    It's not a secret anymore!

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    I don't know exactly..I had just paid $600 for a Guild Jazz box (top of the line model) and a few weeks later I met a guy with the Falcon..He let me play it for an entire set and I was blown away with it's sound, playability, and looks..
    But it took me 2 years to pay off the Guild and by then I was sold on Fenders..
    But I'd guess the Falcon would have priced about the same as the Guild..
     
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    Well, I bought the first guitar I've acquired in 15 years last week, so I don't really buy many guitars at all, but I often times feel like if I had the money to buy them and the space to put them in my house, I probably wouldn't buy too many guitars are that over, say a couple thousand bucks. I remember there was a phase back in the 90's (maybe they're still doing it), where the Fender Custom Shop was putting out these guitars that kinda looked like they were meant more for looking at than playing. They were putting out guitars wtih custom finishes, or super complex inlay work, etc. I remember there was something they called The Phoenix Strat, another one had Marilyn Monroe's picture on it, there was a Disney themed one that was done as a one off for some sort of anniversary giveaway that Disney did.

    I see those guitars, and I think "What would I do if I owned it?". The ones with the complicated fingerboard inlays, like the Phoenix Strat, you can't tell what fret you're at (I remember George Harrison saying the same thing about a custom resonator guitar that was made for him, the luthier did all this inlay stuff ont he fingerboard, and he said it looked nice but he had to put gaffer's tape over it so he could tell what fret he was at). And some of them you feel like if you were to play and say scratch it, or heaven forbid drop it, it's like "Well, that's 10 grand I just flushed down the toilet".

    Things like PRS and other high end luthiers are the same way. These uber expensive guitars that feel to me like the guitar version of a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, i.e. something that's more for showing off than actually playing.

    If I was gonna spend a lot of money on a guitar (if I had the money to spend, comfortably,of course) , I might something like a Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, or some of the other Gibson hollowbodies or maybe an old mandolin or banjo or two, some of the old Gretsches, or an old Martin. On the Gibson front, 60's era SG's interest me too, so there's a few SG Standards and/or Customs I might be willing spend the money on.

    I'm not sure what one would pay for a 70's or early 80's BC Rich or Dean guitar, but I might be inclined to spend some money in that direction, as well.

    But I'm kinda past the point where I'm interested in owning a whole roomful of late 50's Les Pauls or pre-CBS Fenders, as some people have done. I was impressed with the photos I used to see in Guitar Player and Guitar World, where they'd show someone's collection, and they'd have an early 60's Strat in every single colour they were offered in, all lined up together, like some sort of family reunion photo. I still think it looks cool when I see stuff like that, but let someone else be the custodian of those things.
     
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    I'd just leave her alone. I would be arrested before too long anyway for having too much guitar for my talent or lack there of.
     
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    One day I'll find a PRS with a 5 way selector knob that's not too beat and not too expensive. Those are 5 sounds I like for vocal accompaniment. One day.
     
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    Plus, TD, you walk around Bakerspatch with that thing and folks are going to expect something pretty impressive (I'm originally from Bako).....
     
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    It ain't really made for playing in dives with four barstools and a booth!
     
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    Probably one of these.

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    I don’t lust after the one you were playing at CD’s anymore. That is a really nice guitar. Maybe an OM-18 Authentic.
     
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    Pete Anderson’s Custom Shop Esquire. I’d love to own this..
     

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    ES-330 an early one where the neck meets the body at the 19th. fret. In a Sienna Sunburst.
     
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    I am a fan of old Ibanez Artist series. I hadn't touched one in 25 years until a guy shows up to my stage with one a couple weeks ago. We chat, he hands it to me, and I was shocked it literally weighed double my Tele. So...no Artist for me. I really like the one Bob Weir played in the late 70's, which is probably where this is rooted.
     
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    Now TD, I thought you were past alla this foolishness anymore!
     
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